Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Always Thankful

Card made with the Stampin'UP! stamp set: Always Thankful
This time of year I'm Always Thankful I live in Wisconsin! I love fall. First: its just gorgeous watching the scenery change and second: there are so many fun holidays. Halloween is only a few weeks away, Thanksgiving is in another month and then Christmas. What a great time of year for stampers and other crafters. And if you are lucky to live in a place with changing seasonal scenery you also get some new insipration from nature.

Today's project uses a Stamp Set called Always Thankful. This is a new stamp set (available in either wood mount or clear mount) featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog (which you can view online). The colors are inspired by the tree colors this time of year: So Saffron, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip. Actually this card is very similar to a card I made last year with a gold embossed wheat image on a dark base. Or check out these gold embossed leaves.

These fall colors are very muted so I added a little pizzazz! First the image was embossed in gold. Then I colored the grass  in Wild Wasabi and the can with Basic Gray. The 3 gold brads add balance as well as bling. And the Linen Thread is there for balance and texture.

This sentiment is a perfect fit for the punches I used. With this sentiment this would make a great Thanksgiving card. And the sentiment is part of the same stamp set. Notice how perfectly it fits inside our Large Oval Punch #119855, which can then be layered inside our Scallop Oval Punch #119856. One of the things I really love and appreciate about Stampin'UP! is how they support their product. The stamp sets are designed to work with the punches. There is no guarantee that random punches with work with random stamps, but Stampin'UP! really tries to ensure that your product can all be used together.

The little popped up pumpkin is one more extra on this card. Ordinarily I'd never think to do something like this, but I got the idea from the card shown in the catalog with this stamp set. The catalogs themselves are great Idea Books! Check it out on page 19 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. The little pumpkin is actually part of the stamp with the wheelbarrow.

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Happy Stamping

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